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MUKHTARA, Lebanon (CNN) -- A meeting of Lebanese opposition leaders has ended with a list of demands calling for the immediate resignation of Lebanese security chiefs and the immediate withdrawal of Syrian troops and intelligence assets from Lebanon.

One leader said there is "no chance" for good relations until Damascus pulls out.

The opposition met Wednesday for hours at the mountain hideout of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt. The remote site was chosen due to security concerns.

At the end of the meeting, Jumblatt said he believed Damascus would meet the demands.

"I expect the Syrians to accept it. We cannot accept any more delays," he told CNN. "The Lebanese people are just fed up."

He said at the top of the opposition demands are the resignation of the seven security chiefs and a "clear-cut" timetable for Syrian troops and its intelligence apparatus to leave Lebanon.

The opposition would not meet Lebanese President Emile Lahoud until the security bosses stepped aside, Jumblatt said.

"In case he refuses, (Lahoud) has to take responsibility," Jumblatt said.

He said the resignation were necessary because of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who was killed in a bomb blast in Beirut last month in what many observers believe was an assassination linked to his political stance that Syria should withdraw its forces.

Jumblatt put the blame on the Lebanese government, specifically its intelligence apparatus.

"The Lebanese government and the Lebanese secret intelligence service are responsible of neglecting, conspiring and murdering Rafik Hariri," he said in the CNN interview.

In its list of demands, the opposition called on an international investigation into the assassination and an international commission to oversee coming elections.

The opposition also said it would continue with its "people power" movement -- the massive demonstrations in which tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to demand Syria pull out.

Nassib Lahoud, another key opposition leader and a member of parliament, said there was "no chance of having good relations between Lebanon and Syria in the future unless Syria withdraws totally from Lebanon."

"We would like to hear from Syria a clear commitment at the highest level, from President Bashar Assad of the intention of his country to withdraw completely from Lebanon. We think that this withdrawal has been long overdue," Lahoud told CNN.

He added, "The Syrians should understand that we mean no harm to Syria, but we simply want our country back. Our sovereignty, our independence, our democracy mean quite a lot to us."

There was no immediate response from the Syrian government.

Earlier in the day, U.S. President George W. Bush applied even more pressure on Damascus, saying the international community was united in making sure "democracy has a chance to flourish in Lebanon" -- and he applauded his secretary of state for telling Damascus "loud and clear" to withdraw its troops from Lebanon.

"The world is working together for the sake of freedom and peace," Bush said at a job training forum in Maryland state.

"The world is speaking with one voice when it comes to making sure that democracy has a chance to flourish in Lebanon and throughout the greater Middle East."

Tensions in Lebanon have mounted since the assassination of Hariri. Thousands of demonstrators, awash in a sea of red, white and green Lebanese flags, have been demanding the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon.

On Monday, with tens of thousands of protesters taking to the streets, the pro-Syrian government of Lebanese Prime Minister Omar Karami abruptly resigned during a stormy parliamentary debate. Demonstrators in Beirut's Martyrs Square chanted, "Syria out! Syria out!" upon the news.

But ordinary Syrians said Wednesday Lebanese protesting against the presence of Syrian troops in their country would be at war without them. (Full story)

Jumblatt told CNN Wednesday that there was no way to stop the movement -- that the young people want a "free Lebanon, independent Lebanon -- that's it."

Syrian President Bashar Assad on Tuesday pledged to withdraw his troops from Lebanon, according to Time magazine journalist Joe Klein, who interviewed him.

"It should be very soon and maybe in the next few months. Not after that," Assad said, according to Klein, who read a partial transcript of the interview on CNN. "I can't give you the technical answer. The point is, the next few months." (Time interviewexternal link)

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The opposition leader, Nassib Lahoud, said he wanted the Syrian government to make a formal commitment -- what he termed a "declaration by Syria that it is willing to conform to the demands of the Lebanese people by announcing a full withdrawal."

U.N. Resolution 1559, co-sponsored by France and the United States, calls on the withdrawal of Syria's 13,000 troops and its intelligence assets from Lebanon.

Syria has until mid-April to begin showing compliance, according to the resolution's mandate.

Lebanon's worst political crisis in recent times has increasingly isolated Syria, with even its old ally Russia joining the U.S., France and the U.N. in calling on Damascus to pull its troops out of its neighbor, where it has wielded power for more than a decade.

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